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The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge
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Apr 29, 2012

really liked it
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I found this story about a post apocalyptic world interesting and refreshing. Don't know why YA authors start by making their heroines stupidly determined to do what their emotions dictate even while showing evidence said heroine has the brains to see what she's doing is dumber than dirt in a park pathway but ignores it because "she just has to do this" while everyone around her gets blottoed like bowling pins while she speeds toward certain destruction. Of course, to make such plots work, the end game has to have a hero come pluck said silly heroine from her situation in the nick of time....giving young readers a nice romantic view of life when in actuality, there is rarely any kind of cavalry coming to help bail them from their silly impulses. Still, the story is well told and the characters are interesting. Nice action yarn with a magic twist to it.
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